My very first project. It was rather in the beginning when I just began to experiment with make-up that I did this series. Actually it all started with just one little tree. The idea came in spring, as I was walking through an avenue lined with beautiful cherry blossom trees. I was wondering if it was possible to use a face as a canvas, turning every asset of it into a tree. Even the hair I wanted to put up straight so it would resemble branches and leaves. So I started by creating one single spring tree.
What do you think? Does it? Can you be really good at just the one thing, or at a few things simultaneously? Can you combine different fields without having to give in to loss of quality in one job or the other? A lot of people, even people really close to me, or persons I look(ed) up to, told me that this just wasn’t possible —that in the end I really needed to choose because it would always end up to my disadvantage.
Besides make-up, I love doing hair, because it completes your look. If you are a professional make-up artist, it's essential to have a bit of hairskills because in a lot of situations, the crew or clients will expect that you can do this also. There isn't always the budget or the time to work with a make-up artist and a hairdresser as well, so they expect you to do the two. But, in my opnion, if you do a specific look, you of all people should know which hairstyle would match best. So also for that reason, I think it's really important that you can do both.
Iedereen maakt fouten. Maar omdat we in een tijdperk leven waarin alles #perfect moet zijn, is het des te moeilijker om nog met al die perfectie om te kunnen. Als je een foto, make-up of kapsel aflevert, dan verwachten klanten dat die tot op de pixel, millimeter of haarlok perfect is. Iedereen verwacht een photoshop-perfect leven, waarin minder goed werk of fouten compleet uit den boze zijn. Post je een foto met een ietwat ‘scheve’ eyeliner, dan kraken anderen je af tot the worst make-up artist in history. Althans, als je alle commentaren op sociale media moet geloven.